A total of ten combined Premier and First Division matches took place over the weekend, with a total of 42 goals scored. Today www.islandstats.com brings you the updated Standings and Leading Goalscorers in the Premier and First Divisions.
The PHC Zebras are the League Leaders with 34 points, with Robin Hood in second with 32 points, North Village Rams are in 3rd place on goal difference with 32 points.
Ian Coke from the Boulevard Blazers is the League Leading goalscorer with 18, while Angelo Simmons from the Dandy Town Hornets is in second with 16 goals, Shayne Hollis from the North Village Rams has 12 goals on the season. Cecoy Robinson from the PHC Zebras has found the back of the net 10 times.
Premier Division Standings
34 PHC Zebras 32 Robin Hood 32 North Village Rams 21 Devonshire Cougars 20 Somerset Trojans 18 Boulevard Blazers 12 Dandy Town Hornets 11 Somerset Eagles 09 Flanagan's Onions 04 Devonshire Colts
Premier Division Leading Goalscorers
18 Ian Coke - Boulevard Blazers 16 Angelo Simmons - Dandy Town Hornets 12 Shayne Hollis - North Village Rams 10 Cecoy Robinson - PHC Zebras 08 Antwan Russell - Robin Hood 07 Jonathan Bean - Somerset Trojans 07 Shakir Smith - Robin Hood
Young Men Social Club’s lead at the top of the table is down to a two point lead as they have 36 points, while X-Road’s are in second with 34 points. The St. David’s are in third with 24 points and they have a game in hand.
Tyrell Burgess from BAA is leading the goalscoring department with 12 goals, with Donovan Thompson from St. George’s Colts in second with 11 goals. Clay Darrell from Young Men Social Club and Dunte Albouy both from St. David’s have 10 goals.
First Division League Standings
36 Young Men Social Club 34 X-Road's 24 St. David's 21 St. George's Colts 18 BAA 18 Paget Lions 18 Southampton Rangers 14 Wolves 06 Hamilton Parish 04 Ireland Rangers
First Division Leading Goalscorers
12 Tyrell Burgess - BAA 11 Donovon Thompson - St. George's Colts 10 Clay Darrell - Young Men Social Club 10 Dunte Albouy - St. David's 09 Kontaicf Burton - St. David's 08 Jahron Dickinson - St. George's Colts 08 Tyquan Perinchief - X-Road's 07 Jahkari Furbert - BAA 07 Vincent Minors - Wolves 07 Keedai Astwood - Southampton Rangers
After a scoreless first half at the PHC Stadium, Robert Richardson gave the Paget Lions the lead in the 56th minute, but Saki Tuzo equalized for Young Men Social Club with a strike in the 78th minute and then in the 87th minute Mike Smith would score what proved to be the winner for Young Men Social Club.
Hamilton Parish 0 St. George’s Colts 8
At the Wellington Oval, Donovan Thompson scored four times against his former team to lead the St. George’s Colts to a 8 – 0 win over Hamilton Parish. Jahron Dickinson added two goals, while Allan Douglas Jr. and Charles Marshall added a goal each.
Ireland Rangers 4 Wolves 2
Jahnai Ratteray scored a hat-trick to lead Ireland Rangers to their first League win of the season picking up a 4 – 2 victory over visiting Wolves at Malabar. Kirt Brown added the other goal for Ireland Rangers. Shacoi Daniels and Lamelle Paynter added a goal each for Wolves.
Southampton Rangers 1 St. David’s 1
At the Southampton Oval, St. David’s all but handed X-Road’s and Young Men Social Club promotion following their 1 – 1 draw with Southampton Rangers. Dunte Albouy scored for St. David’s but Lezano Hewey-Darrell would score for the Southampton Rangers.
X-Road’s 5 BAA 2
At the Garrison Field Tyquann Perinchief scored four times for X-Road’s as they all but secured their promotion spot to the Premier Division with a 5 – 2 victory over BAA, Paul Smons added the other. Tyrell Burgess and Josh Hartman scored a goal each for BAA.
Devonshire Colts 0 Robin Hood 6 Shakir Smith taking on Devonshire Colts defender Robin Hood defeated the Devonshire Colts 6 – 0 at the Police Field. Robin Hood got two goals from Shakir Smith and Shannon Burchall, while Lejuan Simmons and Colin Ryan added the other.
PHC Zebras 2 Boulevard Blazers 1
At the PHC Stadium, a goal in each half from Cecoy Robinson earned the PHC Zebras a 2 – 1 win over the Boulevard Blazers. The win sent the PHC Zebras back to the top of the Premier Division standings. Niko Smith scored the lone goal for the Boulevard Blazers.
Somerset Trojans 2 North Village Rams 0
At the Somerset Cricket Club, the north Village Rams were knocked off the top of the table following their 2 – 0 defeat at the hands of the Somerset Trojans. Justin Corday scored in the 12th minute and Jonathan bean made it 2 – 0 with a goal in the 49th minute.
Somerset Eagles 1 Dandy Town Hornets 1
At the White Hill Field Angelo Simmons had given the Dandy Town Hornets the lead with a goal in the 38th minute, but a Akale Bean goal in the 89th minute earned the Somerset Eagles a 1 – 1 draw.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Premier Division & Corona League BTC Cup Round Up
Flanagan’s Onions 1 Devonshire Cougars 2
At the BAA Field, the Devonshire Cougars came away with 3 valuable points following their 2 - 1 victory over the Flanagan’s Onions.
The match began with good energy but not many clear goal opportunities with both teams defending well and the goalkeepers remaining alert.
The first half ended scoreless, in the opening of the second half poor passing allowed the Flanagan’s Onions to win the ball, carry it down the left flank and cross into the box due to slack defending. Treshun Smith sliced the ball into the top right corner of Devonshire Cougars young, second string keeper, Xyon Outerbridge-Smith.
The Flanagan’s Onions goal jolted the Devonshire Cougars into action, an all out attack saw defenders from the Flanagan’s Onions too slow to clear the ball and allowed substitute, Henry Stevens Carty to take an on target shot which was deflected into Cashun Brangman's path. Brangman tapped it in levelling the score 1-1.
Devonshire Cougars Centerhalf, Zekiro White, made a surging run up the centre of the field through three Flanagan’s Onions defenders after collecting a cleared ball. Onions bungled the defense allowing the ball to drop into White's path. White made sure work in the box shooting hard into the back of the net.
Corona League BTC Cup
The final Group game of the BTC BDA Cup took place at the BAA Field with 14 goals scored in four games.
Tuff Dogs 5 Vasco 1
Tuff Dogs finished on top of Group A after recording a 5-1 win over Vasco. Derrick Brangman scored twice for the Tuff Dogs who also got single strikes from Shaun Brown, Denzil Nelson and Jason Shrubb.
Footy Kings 2 BAA 1
Footy Kings defeated BAA 2 - 1, with goals from Jahi Samuels and Sean Fubler, the Footy Kings are through to the knockout stages, while BAA will have to wait for next year. Anthony DeCosta scored for BAA.
Robin Hood 3 Lock N Key 0
Robin Hood top Group C with a 3 - 0 win over Lock & Key who go out of the cup.
West End United 2 Flanagan’s Onions 0
West End United cruises to the top of the Group D tables, following their 2 - 0 win over the Flanagan’s Onions with goals by Lamaul Crofton and Rohan Simons who scored on his debut'.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Goater Signs With Ilkeston FC as Manager
Ilkeston FC are excited to announce they have secured the services of ex Manchester City Legend Shaun Goater.
Goater has agreed to step in and take over the reins of First Team manager as the Robins strive to arrest the poor run of results.
Shaun is excited about the difficult challenge over the next 10 weeks or so, stating he is a great believer in helping young talent to develop. He is confident he can step in and help the Robins youngsters get a little more organised and push on from the excellent performance the other night against Coalville Town. Like he says its a tough ask to get to safety, but there are still a lot of points still to play for and games against teams around the bottom of the NPL Premier division.
He has watched Ilkeston’s progress over the last few seasons, in fact he was at Curzon Ashton as a guest of the club in the Play off Final two seasons ago. His interest has been drawn now that we have several Bermudian players at the club.
What Shaun he wants now is to get into football management, being a student of the game he loves nothing more than dropping in to watch the top coaches in action.
He see’s Ilkeston as an opportunity to experiment with his experience and new ideas. He is looking forward to getting really involved in football as a manager.
He has had his ups and downs in the game and is eager to share his knowledge with the Ilkeston youngsters.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Best Played in Huddersfield’s Finest FA Cup 5th-Round
Best Playing Against Huddersfield in 1972
Nahki Wells’ Huddersfield Town appearances in the fifth round of the FA Cup have been relatively rare, with this season’s only the 11th since the War.
And the last time the club reached the quarterfinals was back in 1972.
Town took some notable scalps during their two-season stay in the top flight at the start of the Seventies.
Arsenal and Derby, each of whom went on to lift the title, were beaten at Leeds Road, for example.
But the match many fans seem to remember most fondly is the FA Cup fifth-round meeting with West Ham United, Bermuda’s Clyde Best, Bobby Moore and all, at Leeds Road on Saturday, February 26th, 1972.
Town, managed by Ian Greaves, were having a tough time of it in the old First Division.
They had only six wins to their credit, the last of them over Brian Clough’s Derby in November.
Going into the cup clash with Ron Greenwood’s Hammers, they were second-bottom and without a goal in their previous four league games.
That means the Londoners, with the likes of Geoff Hurst, ‘Pop’ Robson, Trevor Brooking, Harry Redknapp and Billy Bonds alongside Best and Moore in their line-up, were favourites for a clash which drew a season’s best Town home gate of 27,080.
Having lost out to Stoke City in the League Cup semi-finals, they were desperate to make it to Wembley in the FA Cup.
But things didn’t go according to plan in the West Riding as Town won a thriller 4-2 thanks to goals by Jimmy Lawson, Terry Dolan, David Smith and Frank Worthington.
“West Ham didn’t slip by the wayside,” wrote the Examiner’s Alan Driscoll in his match report.
“They were taken by the scruff of their necks and thrown out headlong, and undoubtedly, this was Town’s greatest triumph for years.”
For once, scoring wasn’t a problem for Greaves’ side.
Town, having beaten Burnley and Fulham in the previous two rounds (West Ham overcame Luton Town and Hereford United) tore into their visitors from the off and took a deserved 24th-minute lead through Lawson, who volleyed home from the edge of the area.
The Hammers levelled against the run of play on the stroke of half-time when Robson finished off winger Redknapp’s teasing cross.
But Town restarted where they left off in the second half and exerted a vice-like grip on the game.
The lead was regained in the 50th minute via a move started and finished by Dolan, who dispossessed Brooking and freed Les Chapman, with Geoff Hutt getting in the cross for the midfielder to shoot home low past keeper Bobby Ferguson.
Smith slotted Town’s third with a shot on the turn in the 68th minute, and two minutes later Worthington headed home from Chapman’s cross.
West Ham pulled one back 10 minutes from time when Best rounded keeper David Lawson and rolled the ball home, but Town weren’t to be denied a fine victory.